Association formed to give Teneriffe a strong voice
By Darryl Whitecross
A GROUP of Teneriffe residents have come together to form the Teneriffe Progress Association.
An interim steering committee has been set up and held its first public meeting – in the form of a Christmas Party – to promote the association and its membership on December 15.
Interim secretary Roger Armfield from the Australian Estates wool store said the public get together was not to be considered the association’s first formal meeting. That is being planned for early next year.
Mr Armfield said the interest in forming the association had grown since Teneriffe became a suburb two years ago and the success of the two Teneriffe festivals.
He said it was also formed because a perceived lack of interest shown by council in the issues of the suburb and that it was “not following through” on its own rules, regulations and plans in regard to the neighbourhood plan covering the precinct.
The interim committee hoped the association would be made up of many residents and stakeholders and become a strong, united voice, tackling many of the issues facing the community such as preserving its history, public transport, traffic calming, parking and the remaining natural bushland.
“The specific objectives (of the association) would be to protect and preserve the character, amenity and streetscape of Teneriffe, to promote the proper town planning of the precinct and to advocate on behalf and represent the community of Teneriffe in dealing with local and state government as seen necessary,” Mr Armfield said.
He said all the requirements of an incorporated association would be met.
The interim president is Rob Murdoch, the chairman of the body corporate at the Mercantile Dalgety apartments, and the treasurer is Gillian Carter from The Cannery.
For further information call the TPA on 07 3854 2303 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org